Sat.Jul 04, 2020 - Fri.Jul 10, 2020

10 Tips On Selling Yourself As Well As Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many entrepreneurs I know still believe that that their great idea will carry the startup, and they may even minimize their own value, especially if they have introvert tendencies. Yet most investors agree that the “idea” is worth nothing alone, and it’s the entrepreneur execution that counts.

Updating Your Seed Investors – Board Deck & Update Email Templates

View from Seed

Today I’m excited to announce the relaunch of our most popular resource ever: board meeting deck templates for seed-stage startups, now in conjunction with an investor update email template. Download Board Deck Template . Download Investor Update Email Template. Investor Update Email Template and How & When to Use It. We first released a version of the board meeting deck template template back in 2014 and then a revised version a couple of years later.

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New Normal: A conversation with Rob Enslin of Google Cloud

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

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Leading People In A Crisis – Yes, It Will Be Different


by Wayne Embree, EVP of Venture Acceleration & Investments for Rev1 Ventures. While there are plenty of challenges and opportunities that present themselves within the idea of launching a business during a recession, the only thing for certain right now is uncertainty itself.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. Yet none knows exactly where creativity comes from within, or how to pick and motivate the most creative people for the team.

We’re Hiring for Our Investment Team at NextView’s NYC Office

View from Seed

Since we first opened our New York office back in 2015, we have steadily increased our presence over the years ( Melody joined us in 2017 and Dorothy in 2018), and now roughly 40% of our investments are in New York.

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How To Create Happy Employees — And Why It’s Even More Vital Now


by Deb Boelkes, author of “ Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring “ Happy employees are the best kind. They work hard, keep customers loyal, and stick around to help your organization accomplish its mission. You definitely want them on your team.

6 Tips For Entrepreneurs To Lock In On The Right Road

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the simplest questions I get from aspiring entrepreneurs, and ironically one of the hardest, is “How do I start?” I want to tell them to just start anywhere, but I realize that most have no idea where anywhere is.

Educators Summit: Lessons from Teaching in the Pandemic

Steve Blank

SAVE THE DATE for the Lean Innovation Educators Summit : Lessons from Teaching in the Pandemic. July 24, 10-noon Pacific, 1-3pm Eastern, 6-8pm London. As educators the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all.

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New Normal: A conversation with Brian Sommer of TechVentive

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Using Your Car To Become A Food Delivery Driver: A Good Or Bad Idea?


Let’s face it: in the current climate, taking up food delivery, whether as a side job or a new primary occupation, can be tempting. The pandemic has intensified demand for online deliveries – and food is obviously one thing that people can’t choose to live without.

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8 Steps To Success With A Startup Board And Advisors

Startup Professionals Musings

Many startup founders I know avoid establishing a formal advisory board or board of directors for as long as possible, with the excuse that this is just another burden, or it has more risk than value to the founder.

Time to Build Robots for Humans, Not to Replace


Thinking about the future of robots and autonomy is exciting; driverless cars, lights-out factories, urban air mobility, robotic surgeons available anywhere in the world. We’ve seen the building blocks come together in warehouses, retail stores, farms, and on the roads.

Oracle Nation update

deal architect

Last August, I had floated the idea of writing Oracle Nation. This blog post laid out the reasons why I was thinking about it. I added in a comment the changing industry landscape I hoped to explore "The next wave. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Business Immigration With CanadaCIS: How To Start A Successful Business In Canada


Investor protection, low corruption, trade freedom, and low corporate tax are some of the benefits businesses enjoy in Canada. In addition to Canada’s stable economy, other perks include its proximity to the United States and its similar business ethics and culture with the U.S,

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5 Rewards Of Independence That Excite Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

For all entrepreneurs, starting a business is the route to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” no matter how risky. It’s the American dream that has been the goal of people in this country for over 240 years. If you are here in the U.S.,

Expanding My Perspective

Feld Thoughts

I’ve become aware that my existing network creates and perpetuates systemic inequities. Rather than abandon my existing network, I’m investing time and energy in expanding my perspective and network through the various things I pay attention to and get involved in.

WFH productivity and problems

deal architect

I was one of Gartner's first WFH analysts in 1995. They were not sure the WFH model would work in analyst world so they had me spend most of the first 6 months at HQ in Stamford, CT. My employment. Future of Work New Normal COVID-19

4 Companies Shaking Up Traditional Menswear


Traditional menswear has been in a bit of slump in the previous decades with brands sticking to the status quo. A lot of brands even got to the point where they were repeating what had been done in the past, but that has started to change in recent times.

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Israeli startup landscape maps (updated July 2020)

VC Cafe

I love startup landscapes. It’s been a while since I posted the first Israeli startup landscape collection (August 2018) and second batch (Nov 2019) of Israeli startup maps.

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Female Contemporary Mentors of Mine

Feld Thoughts

In response to my post, Contemporary Mentors , a female reader of this blog who often sends me notes when I fall into a pattern of highlighting cis-het-white men, responded directly to the post with: I hope that you add more women and more diversity to your contemporary mentors.


How to Conduct a Trademark Search for a Business Startup


Trademark rights in UAE are based on the trademark’s use. Prior to using a mark in identifying a specific product or service, there’s a need to perform a clearance search. A clearance search or trademark search determines whether there’s an existing mark.

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This Is What You Can And Should Do When You Need Money


Everyone could use extra money to pay for bills and expenses. Mortgage payments, car payments, and grocery bills can turn into an ocean of debt. Less than 69% of Americans have $1,000 in savings to assist with unexpected financial obligations. If you need money, don’t panic or surrender.

The Future of Education

Version One Ventures

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of education lately. It’s clear that our current model is beyond broken. The very young are taught to grin and bear twelve years of compulsory passive absorption.

Contemporary Mentors

Feld Thoughts

The phrase “contemporary mentors” popped into my head on loop number six of eight on my morning run. I’m training for a Covid marathon, which is 27 loops around my property.

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3 Smart Ways To Transform Your Workplace and Boost Productivity

YFS Magazine

If you want to bring out the best in your employees, changing a few things in their work areas can create a happier and more enthusiastic team. Workspaces office design Office Space recommended workspace

The Life Cycle Of An Idea – From Concept To Implementation


So, you want positive changes in your business? Or want to make your business better by taking some innovative steps? Well, if the answer to any of the above is a yes, then read on. Changes emerge from ideas. We get hundreds, if not thousands, of ideas every day.

Board Diversity / Network Diversity

VC Adventure

Fred Wilson’s recent post on diversity was thought-provoking on several levels and got me thinking not just about board composition but more broadly about the question of networks and how relying too heavily on existing networks can limit the diversity of those networks.

Book: The Startup Playbook

Feld Thoughts

If you are working on your first startup, this is the book for you. Hopefully, the Foreword I wrote reflects my belief in the quality and importance of this book.

5 reasons why Germany is the best country for startups

The Next Web

Germany has been a startup ecosystem on the rise for quite some time now. It’s produced a number of global success stories including SoundCloud, Zalando, Flixbus, and HelloFresh. In 2019, the country was ranked number one in Europe for startups by NimbleFins.

How To Avoid A Class Action Lawsuit Against Your Business


As a business owner, running a business can be both fun and challenging. Although there are challenges along the way, you can still overcome all of them without causing serious damage to your reputation. Unfortunately, this isn’t the scenario when your company is facing a class action lawsuit.

How And Why To Make Cost Cutting Your Business

YFS Magazine

Many organizations need to implement cost reductions and just don’t see how it can be done. Plan cost reduction cost saving tips recommended Start a Business

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Trying a “No Scheduled Meeting” Week

Feld Thoughts

I was going to take a week off the grid next week, but I’ve got a bunch of podcasts and media recordings to do for my upcoming book The Startup Community Way.

Guerrilla Marketing: Growth Hacking Your Startup


Do you have a product or service that you’ve given your heart and soul for? Have you fought tooth and nail for your product and service? Actually bled and lost sleepover? Then you find that the media doesn’t want to go anywhere near it?

Things To Consider When Taking Out A Small Business Loan


Financial issues and problems are inevitable, irrespective of the type of your business. It may vary from budgeting for expansion, funds required for purchasing advanced equipment, to earning more cash for enjoying the upcoming vacation.

Not Your Mother’s Affiliate Marketing: Propelling the Industry into a Data-Driven Future

The Startup Magazine

Affiliate marketing can be a great channel for business growth. It can help you gain new customers, drive more sales, create awareness for your business and generate traffic and word-of-mouth through relevant publisher partnerships.